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Old 05-30-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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one thing I dont like about the new license plate is that is it is very hard to read. hard to tell the county and the other lettering
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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one thing I dont like about the new license plate is that is it is very hard to read. hard to tell the county and the other lettering
Not only that, but it looks like a frickin' postcard.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: 30328
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A badly faded one at that - like those old american greetings cards you find at crusty gas stations. Papyrus it is not.



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Not only that, but it looks like a frickin' postcard.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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In NY we never talked about what county we lived in. It's really ridiculous.
Well, that's not true at all unless you live in NYC. In the rest of the state, you would denote where you live by the county (Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, etc.), especially as you got more upstate.

Here in GA, the counties have traditionally been the most local government entity, since there are no townships or villages. New cities are only starting to incorporate in the metro area in the last 10 years. Before then, much of North Fulton and Dunwoody were unincorporated.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I agree with you that doing away with the county sticker is needed, although for me the reason is different. For me, there is no reason to identify to others where you live, and that you may not be a local resident. In Florida, they did away with the counties on plates after tourists were mugged and carjacked.

I think the primary reason counties have been on the plates is because in Georgia they are issued by the county and not by the state. In most states, license plates and registrations for motor vehicles are handled by a state agency and not counties.
They still offer the county tags in Florida but you have the option of having the county or Sunshine State option at the bottom.

Not much help since almost all rental cars have the rental barcode located somewhere on the car.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Its a license plate, who cares what it looks like. I wouldn't care if it was a blank plate with black numbers. I'm not trying to impress the cops.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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I think that's the problem. License plates need to be just that, license plates.

Your tag # and also your county. I think it's ridiculous to remove something useful like a county in place of a vanity expression to appease nuts.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Well, I beg to differ BIG TIME. Probably the ONLY place you denote what county you live in in NY are the examples you gave. I lived in Buffalo for 41 years and if someone asked where I lived, I NEVER told them Erie County. I would say the actual town or Buffalo but not the county. It is because all of NY is incorporated and you always lived inside of a town, village or city which is why the unincorporated thing in GA is hard for people to understand coming from a state that doesn't have unincorporated areas.

I understand, to a point, why people here use counties when they speak of where they live. For me, my mailing address is Suwanee but that actual town is in Gwinnett county and I live in S. Forsyth so if someone asks me where I live, I say S. Forsyth near Johns Creek especially to delivery people or anyone I need to come to my house for work to be done. And, they always say, "oh, I know where you are, I thought you were near 85". But, that doesn't mean you have to indicate the county on your actual license plate. We had no indication of city, town, or county on our plates. They all just said New York and they were fugly blue and white plates so be glad you have some that are pretty!


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Well, that's not true at all unless you live in NYC. In the rest of the state, you would denote where you live by the county (Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, etc.), especially as you got more upstate.

Here in GA, the counties have traditionally been the most local government entity, since there are no townships or villages. New cities are only starting to incorporate in the metro area in the last 10 years. Before then, much of North Fulton and Dunwoody were unincorporated.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Well, I beg to differ BIG TIME.
OK...doesn't apply to GA, so we'll just agree to disagree, which seems to be most of what I do on this forum anyway.

I grew up in NY State and my sister went to SUNY Buffalo before NYS driver's licenses had pictures on them. She used to carry her Erie County Sheriff's card to prove her age.

In most states, when you live in a city, you identify more with that city than with the county. In NY State as in Georgia, many people live outside of incorporated cities and do identify where they live with the county. Some states have additional layers like townships and villages as well.

Bottom line...Georgia (as with many southern states) has grown up with the county being the most relevant form of local gov't, and in the case of GA, the only form of local gov't for most people.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I think that's the problem. License plates need to be just that, license plates.

Your tag # and also your county. I think it's ridiculous to remove something useful like a county in place of a vanity expression to appease nuts.
There does need to be some differentiation between states, but yeah, some license plates have a graphic overload, like the new Georgia, Texas and Ohio plates.

It's perfectly possible to be simple and distinctive with a license plate:




Other state license plates like that are Illinois and New York.
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